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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 04' North, Longitude: 83° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.06 meters/second, 1613.0 km/hour, 1002.3 miles/hour or 871.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.70 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.1"1002.08 miwest0° 00' 44.9"0.86 misouth1002.11 mi
24 hours0° 02' 32.8"2.84 miwest0° 18' 04.7"20.72 misouth20.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 05' South, Longitude: 32° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.53 meters/second, 1600.3 km/hour, 994.4 miles/hour or 864.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.57 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.5"994.24 miwest0° 10' 14.2"11.72 misouth994.10 mi
24 hours11° 50' 09.5"810.60 mieast3° 54' 35.1"268.71 misouth849.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Puerto CabezasSun 11:40 AM119 km74 miles64 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MatagalpaSun 11:40 AM335 km208 miles181 nmSouthwest SW
La CeibaSun 11:40 AM340 km211 miles184 nmWest-northwest WNW
TegucigalpaSun 11:40 AM395 km245 miles213 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManaguaSun 11:40 AM424 km263 miles229 nmSouthwest SW
MasayaSun 11:40 AM428 km266 miles231 nmSouthwest SW
CholomaSun 11:40 AM459 km285 miles248 nmWest W
San MiguelSun 11:40 AM513 km319 miles277 nmWest-southwest WSW
DangrigaSun 11:40 AM527 km327 miles284 nmWest-northwest WNW
George Town (Cayman)Sun 12:40 PM534 km332 miles288 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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